Published 8:43 am Thursday, February 12, 2015
Jack Miller, 79, of Elizabethton, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late George Washington and Ruth Farmer Miller. He was a 1954 graduate of Elizabethton High School.
Jack owned and operated City Market for 40+ years until he sold the business to Jennifer Hughes in 1997. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Jack loved sports, especially the Elizabethton Cyclones Football and the Elizabethton Twins. He also loved camping.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Boone Miller, who died May 5, 2007, and by two infant sisters.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Daniel and Tina Miller, Dobson, N.C.; two grandchildren, Erica Cheyenne Miller and Daniel Preston Miller; three sisters, Earlene Wheeler and husband Dick and Jane Brooks and husband John, all of Bristol, and Anne Martin and husband Bob, Washington, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Billy Ray and Maggie Miller, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Marie Blankenship.
Funeral services for Jack Miller will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 13, at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Travis Tyler and the Rev. Ron Owens officiating. Music will be provided by Pat Presnell, pianist. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, February 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Bob Shupe officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, February 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Bob Shupe officiating. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the church at 7:50 p.m. Thursday and also at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Friday, will be Aaron Brooks, Cameron Brooks, Traye Harrison, Robert Hughes, Jeff Buckles, Jeff Bowers, Keith Davenport and Nathaniel Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Men’s 1 Sunday School Class of Grace Baptist Church, Keith Lowe, employees and former employees of City Market and his buddies at Broad Street Barber Shop. To those who prefer, memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the family may be sent to our website at www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Miller family.